2003 Palomino

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Completed - 2003 Klein Palomino, size XL. This one has the old-style air+coil shock, and still uses bushings (though I'm eyeballing the Maverick monolink upgrade). Still, I've found it to be an astounding ride.


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BeDrinkable Wow.

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That is awesome. I've never seen one of these before (that I know of). Love the internally routed cables and OLD-school rear schock!
Posted Dec 3, 2009 1:40 pm

Tom Kenney Re: Wow.

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That 'old-school shock' was the Achilles' Heel of the works. It's a magnesium body, and also a structural member of the rear triangle. It developed micro-cracks just below the seal (as these have a rep for doing) and now leaks air and grease! The frame is just a pretty decoration in my storage. I can get a newer model shock, but it's $$$ that I don't have right now.

Beautiful bike, though, and it's definitely a Klein!!!
Posted Dec 4, 2009 12:04 am

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